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21) Pick a signature, bar (and drink), restaurant, coffee shop, etc. Make these your haunts.
22) Having a "thing" makes you easier to write about.
23) Pick a “thing” that isn’t already somebody else’s “thing.” For example, veganism is Jonathan Safran Foer’s. Let him have that. Pick something else.
24) Make sure you have one alcoholic family member to make your memoir sellable.
25) Make sure you have one non-alcoholic family member to make your memoir fact-checkable.
26) Find someone you really, really trust to read your work
27) Actually listen to what they tell you.
28) Write even when you'd rather eat microwaved cream cheese while watching Hoarders.
29) Finish things. Just finish them. It'll feel good.
30) Go to readings; if you hear something you like, introduce yourself to the reader and tell them you liked what they read. Everyone will be happy.